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This is a general guide to resources for economics research.

About this guide

Welcome! This guide highlights key resources for conducting effective information research in economics, including the following: 

  • Reference sources to find background information on your topic
  • Catalogs and e-book collections to search for books in print and online
  • Databases for locating scholarly journal articles, reviews, and working papers
  • Reliable sources of data and statistics
  • Business/economics news and company profiles
  • Resources for citing your sources and writing in economics
  • Tips to to help keep textbook costs down

If you need assistance identifying additional resources, search terms or strategies, please schedule a research consultation

Image: Cuneiform tablet: administrative account with entries concerning malt and barley groats, via Metropolitan Museum of Art

Background information

Consult scholarly reference sources to get an overview of a topic, an introduction to a theory, definitions to discipline-specific terms, and more.